The MacRumors Show: Is Apple Finally Taking Gaming Seriously? ft. TouchArcade

TouchArcade's Jared Nelson and Eli Hodapp join us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to talk through the current state of gaming in Apple's ecosystem.

TouchArcade is MacRumors' sister site that focuses on iOS gaming. Jared is the website's Editor-in-Chief and host of The TouchArcade Show podcast, while Eli is Jared's predecessor, the founder of iOS gaming subscription service GameClub, and director of mobile publishing at GameMill Entertainment.

We discuss Apple's recent gaming push prompted by the A17 Pro and M3 chip's hardware-accelerated ray-tracing, as well as the arrival of console-level games on Apple platforms like "Resident Evil Village." We look at where Apple has made progress with gaming in recent years and where it still faces limitations, what the company should address to bolster gaming experiences on its devices, and the direction of Apple Arcade. We also consider the gaming potential of Apple's Vision Pro headset and how the new product line could evolve over time.

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Top Rated Comments

LedRush Avatar
20 weeks ago
No. Next question.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sprocket_Proton Avatar
20 weeks ago
I think Apple thinks it’s taking gaming seriously.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phenste Avatar
20 weeks ago
this is one hell of a juxtaposition in my news feed

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Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cateye Avatar
20 weeks ago

I think Apple thinks it’s taking gaming seriously.
Post of the year.

Apple likes to pretend it can conjure a lot of things into being true through sheer force of will, or marketing, or heartfelt maudlin aw-shucks earnestness. Words are cheap. Let's see an AppleTV+ style multibillion dollar investment in top-shelf gaming and a pivot away from match 3 trash for the easily distracted. Until then, all of Apple's bleating about how just gosh darn great Apple Silicon is for games is little more than a boring tech demo.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayducharme Avatar
20 weeks ago
Not with 8 gb of RAM…
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fathergll Avatar
20 weeks ago

Can someone explain why they would spend an hour listening to this podcast? It would take just minutes if they provided a transcript. Makes it useless for me as I don't have that much time available.
Most of us on Macrumors are ultra wealthy and retired early so we like to kill time.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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